Our Team

At InTouch & Motion, we have a variety of therapists who can meet your needs. Our creative arts therapies can help quiet your mind and support you in connecting to other parts of your experience. This can help you understand yourself or your situation in new ways. You can also learn some concrete tools to help you highlight your strengths and have in- the-moment resources you can use at home.

What do the letters mean after a therapist’s name?
Amanda Mitchell Portrait

Amanda Mitchell,
LCPC, BC-DMT


Areas of Expertise: Couples, Dance/Movement Therapy, Individual, Group

Languages: English

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Cara Paden,
MM, MT-BC


Areas of Expertise: Music Therapy, Individual, Child/Family, Group

Languages:
English

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Cree Noble,
MA Counseling and Drama Therapy Intern


Areas of Expertise: Drama Therapy, Individual, Child/Family, Group

Languages:
English

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Erin Howe,
MA, BC-DMT


Areas of Expertise: Dance/Movement Therapy, Individual, Child/Family, Group

Languages:
English

Jordan Ferranto Portrait

Jordan Ferranto,
LCPC, ATR


Areas of Expertise: Couples, Art Therapy, Individual, Intimacy Counseling, Group

Languages:
English

Sara Heidbreder Portrait

Sara Heidbreder,
LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA


Areas of Expertise: Dance/ Movement Therapy, Individual, Child/Family, Group

Languages: English, Japanese

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Sondra Mailling,
LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA


Areas of Expertise: Dance/ Movement Therapy, Individual, Group

Languages: English, American Sign Language

License Levels

You may have noticed in our bios that each therapist has letters after those names. What do these letters mean? Some of them relate to levels of licensure in Illinois:

  • LPC or licensed professional counselor is a masters-level therapist who is working under the supervision of a more experienced therapist. They are working towards completing supervised clinical hours in order to obtain the next level of licensure, which is…

  • LCPC or licensed clinical professional counselor is a masters-level therapist who has completed their supervised hours and has worked in the field for the equivalent of at least two years, full-time.

  • Counseling intern is a student in a masters in counseling program who is working under the close supervision of an LCPC.

Other letters listed in our therapists’ bios indicate their credentials as creative arts therapists.

  • ATR or registered art therapist is a masters-level therapist who has completed art therapy training and has worked in the field for the equivalent of at least two years, full-time, under the supervision of another ATR.

  • BC-DMT or board-certified dance/movement therapist is a masters-level therapist who has completed dance/movement therapy training and has worked in the field for the equivalent of at least two years, full-time, under the supervision of another BC-DMT.

  • MT-BC or board certified music therapist is a bachelor’s level therapist who has completed at least 1200 hours under the supervision of a music therapist. All our music therapists are at master’s level and have completed another 2 years of education to receive a masters of music therapy that can be identified as “MM” or ” MA”.
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